To have a tea party with friends, what would you choose to drink, coffee, British tea or Juice? There are many drink options, how about rose tea? In fact, flower tea is not a strange or new kind of tea; I think you might hear its name before. Especially rose tea is one of the most popular flower teas.
Rose tea, you can also call it rose bud tea, which is made from whole, dehydrated rose blossoms. These delicate pink flowers make a fragrant brew that is light-tasting. Fruity and low in calories, rose petals are a natural source of vitamin C which can lead to increased rates of aging. Meanwhile, vitamin C also provides support for your immune system and it aids in the production of collagen, a protein essential for healthy skin and hair. Especially for women, rose bud flower tea is a great kind of tea. Rose tea can help relieve some of the symptoms of menstruation. According to a study which published in the ‘Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health’, scientists studying adolescent women in Taiwan found that drinking rose tea over a period of six months led to less cramping during menstruation, as well as relief from the psychological stress associated with cramping during periods.
You can make rose bud tea from fresh or dried petals. As for me, I choose the dried one because dried rose petal is easy to store. Just a tea canister can store lots of dried rose bud. 1-2 teaspoons of leaves for a cup of steaming water, allow the tea to steep for two to three minutes. If you want to have a try fresh rose tea, use 2 cups of fresh rose petals, remove the white portion at the base of the petal as it has a bitter taste, and combine with 3 cups of water. Then heat the water and petals at a gentle simmer for five minutes, and then strain.
If you want to have a sweet taste, just add some sugar or honey in it.